The Bible tells the story of Daniel in the lion's den. Is there a similar story in the Koran or within or Islamic scriptures?
The Prophet Daniel is not mentioned in the Qur'an.
September 3, 2001
A Follow-up Question
I recently asked if Daniel was mentioned in the Koran, and you responded that he is not. While I referred to him as Daniel, your reply referred to him as 'The Prophet Daniel'. If Daniel (PBUH) is considered a prophet in Islam, what is the basis for this if there is no mention of him in the Koran?
Thank you for your prompt reply to my earlier question.
The Qur'an has, generally, confirmed that the books of the Torah and the Prophets were, in fact, revealed by God. In view of this general confirmation of the Qur'an, the Muslims do not reject the prophethood of the prophets mentioned in the Old Testament.
Daniel is, thus, referred to as a prophet, based upon the information entailed in the Old Testament, which is not expressly refuted by the Qur'an.
I hope this helps.
September 5, 2001
Answer published by Moiz Amjad